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From: "Boris Nogoodnik"
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <3D7614CB.743F7942@mindless.com> <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: battery charger nightmare!
Organization: KGB, Ltd.
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Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 08:12:07 -0400
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"Markus L" wrote in message
> "Boris Nogoodnik" wrote in message
> > Yea - 1 hour? It's tooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwww LOL. I think I am a
> > outdated on this subject. Last time I made a charger it was about 5 years
> > 1 hour was super fast!
> Have built a charger around the ICS1702 chip made by
> http://www.galaxypower.com/ .
> This chip supports charge rates up to 4C which corresponds to 15min. However
> if you need 100% charge you have to spend an additional 2hrs topping charge
> @ C/10.
Very interesting. I guess Laptops and Cell phones did it. There wasn't a big
demand for chips like that 10 years ago, so nobody even thought of making them.
I once made a prototype digital charger using PC and some AD and DA converters
with microcontroller in mind, but it never got beyond that stage, because it was
cheaper to make an analogue charger. But I had a chance to learn some about
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